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E1163 Preliminary Damage Assessment for State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local Officials

Event Type: In Person
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February 27, 2024 - February 29, 2024    
All Day

Travel Dates: February 26 and March 1, 2024                        Course Length: This course is 3 days in length.


Location: This course will be delivered at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Course

Description: This course provides state, tribal, territorial, and local staff with information specific to the Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) process; roles and responsibilities; collection of information for the PDA; methodologies for conducting damage assessments; and the disaster declaration process.

Target Audience: The target audience includes state, tribal, territorial, and local government personnel responsible for participating in the joint PDA.

Prerequisites: None

To Apply: Visit  NETC Online Admissions Application  ( for information on how to apply for this course. Registration Supervisor Approval: The Application Endorsement Screen requires the input of a supervisory email address.

Travel and Housing Information: Upon acceptance into the course, NETC Admissions will mail out an Acceptance Letter and Welcome Package outlining travel information, NETC shuttle services, lodging and other logistics. Lodging is provided for course participants on the NETC campus. Participants staying overnight on campus are required to purchase a meal ticket for the duration of the training activity. Notify the NETC Transportation Office at least 2 weeks prior to the course date to reserve a shuttle seat. Details for the above are in the Welcome Package.

Notice to Applicants for EMI Courses Individuals applying for EMI classes will be required to register using the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. How do I obtain my FEMA SID number?

To register, go to  Student Identification System   (

Click on the “Register for a FEMA SID” button on screen. Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account. You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.